Hervey Bay is a quaint location known for its friendly locals, oceanfront wonders and humpback whales that often breach its waters. Situated on the natural gulf encompassing Queensland, Hervey Bay is home to iconic sights, full-day adventures and some of the best areas for water sports. It’s also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island.
Things to do in Hervey Bay
Calm waters and a lack of waves make Hervey Bay an ideal location for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Morning and afternoon whale watching tours make for an exciting way to spend the day, while sunset dinner cruises conclude a superb evening on the water.
Looking for adventure? Book a cruise to Fraser Island to spend a day kayaking or island hiking. When the weather gets too warm, cool off at Wetside Water Park or head indoors to Reef World, an aquarium where you can dive with lemon sharks at your leisure. To gain further insight into the region, be sure to check out Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.
Fancy some morning exercise? Rent a bike and take a ride down the 14 kilometre stretch of recreational path that runs along the natural foreshore area. Afterwards, spend the afternoon viewing cultural artefacts within the Burrum District Museum or strolling through the historical exhibitions encompassed by the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.
No visit to Hervey Bay is complete without humpback whale watching, so whether by boat, kayak or from the shore, be sure to take the time to seek out these magnificent animals. The most exciting way to go whale watching, book a horseback riding tour along the beach.
Getting around Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay Airport serves as a gateway into the city, located about an hours’ walk from the city or a few minutes’ drive by taxi. It is about a five-hour drive from Brisbane and four hours from the Sunshine Coast. Rental cars are available, and cycling is an easy way of getting around the area due to its proximity to most attractions.